The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County offers a wide range of educational programs that focus on giving you the tools to improve and maintain your health. Learn more about each program below:
Get Into Fitness Today (GIFT)
A flexible weight management program developed by registered dietitians, registered nurses, and health educators to provide education, support, tools, and accountability for healthy weight loss and maintenance.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
A 12-month program that begins with 16 weekly one-hour core sessions, followed by monthly sessions geared towards maintaining progress. A trained Lifestyle Coach will support participants in making and sustaining lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Participants will learn strategies for healthy eating, being active, and dealing with day to day situations to assist them in achieving long-term success.
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME)
For individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes. A six-week program designed to provide the skills, information and support needed to empower persons with diabetes to better manage their condition. Learn about topics such as self-monitoring, healthy eating, managing medications, and healthy coping.
Blood Pressure Management (BP For Me)
A four-week program to help you manage your blood pressure, by focusing on areas you can control, to help you reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
If you are interested in registering for one of these programs, click here to complete a registration form.